Top Reasons to Stay at Forever Bungalows
- Located on 6 wooded acres in the quaint Hamptons town of Sag Harbor, Forever Bungalows offers vacationers a country escape near Atlantic beaches ‘and local south fork wineries.
- The rooms were designed with the environment in mind. You’ll find recycled-glass shower tiles, water-conserving toilets, and other eco-friendly touches throughout the property.
- Each room comes with a refrigerator, free WiFi, and cable TV. Queen rooms also come with patios that look out to the woods.
- You can rent a bicycle to explore the grounds or pedal to nearby Sag Harbor Bay.
- Visiting the Hamptons in the winter means exploring the same small towns and quaint shops without the summer crowds.
Sag Harbor, New York: Quaint Seaside Town in the Hamptons
About 75–100 miles east of Manhattan, on the South Fork of Long Island, lies a string of sophisticated beach towns collectively known as the Hamptons. The area includes the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, plus a series of smaller, picturesque villages and hamlets (not all necessarily ending with “hampton”). During the summertime, the area, which is known for its peaceful beaches and a glamorous social scene, regularly draws a privileged crowd. In cooler months, the population shrinks, and it’s relatively quiet here; spend days beachcombing, shopping for farm-fresh produce, or strolling past the giant mansions that line the seaside.
Sag Harbor, one of the Hamptons’ northernmost towns, is quaint and unpretentious. Founded in 1707, it has long been an important American transportation hub; in 1789, President George Washington approved it as the official port of entry to the United States. Over the next century, it became known as the whaling port of the northeast. You can learn more about the village’s history at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum. After a museum visit, take a stroll down Main Street to grab a bite to eat or shop for gifts and apparel.
Because they’re clustered together, it’s easy to visit other towns in the Hamptons during your stay. Westhampton Beach is known for its busy Main Street, populated by boutiques, cafés, and Zagat-rated restaurants, and Frommer’s says the village has “some of the best beaches on Long Island.” In neighboring Eastport, antique stores abound, and in Southampton, you’ll find several historic estates and chic shops. Trendy East Hampton is home to top-tier restaurants and celebrity mansions, including those of Jerry Seinfeld and Billy Joel.